Buy a ticket and win a dream vacation in North Sulawesi during BOOT 2016!
We would like to invite you to help an small island in North Sulawesi fight illegal mining by participate in this raffle to seek support from the tickets selling and make sure funds are available to replant mangroves along the coast and trees on land to prevent soil erosion. By buying the raffle tickets, you’ll help to save this small island.
Bastianos and several dive resorts from North Sulawesi have setup a great raffle during the show with some fantastic prizes. Tickets are available at the following booths during BOOT 2016 :
1. Murex Dive Resorts / Lembeh Resort (Halle 3 booth A16)
2. Roger Tours (Halle 3 booth F66)
3. ItsMySport (Halle 3 booth A31)
4. Sun & Fun (Halle 3 booth C70)
5. Aquaventure (Halle 3 booth B16)
6. Scuba native (Halle 3 booth E73)
7. Beluga Reisen (Halle 3 booth F93)
8. Absolute Scuba (Halle 3 booth F73)
9. Reisecenter Federsee (Halle 3 booth D36)
The drawing of the winning tickets will be done on 31 January 2016 at the Murex Dive Resort’s booth. Winners will be informed by email.
Bangka island is located in North Sulawesi, Indonesia between Bunaken Marine Park and Lembeh Strait and offers world class coral reef diving with some of Indonesia’s most colorful soft corals and reef fish. News of illegal mining activity on Bangka island first surfaced early October, 2011. This company bribed it’s way onto the island then bullied local people to sell their land. Several dive operators and local villagers banded together as volunteers to form the Bangka Conservation Fund and have dedicated themselves to stopping this potential mine.
We won. All construction on the island has stopped. THE ACTUAL MINE NEVER STARTED.
The Supreme Court in Jakarta ruled against the mine on three separate decisions.
North Sulawesi now has a new governor and the region where Bangka resides has a new mayor both pro-tourism development and pro-environment. However, the battle is not totally over. There is still a chance the foreign mine company will appeal and counter sue.